Racist comments from two local radio employees at a high school basketball game in northern Iowa is going viral — and has resulted in their firing.

A video from a boys basketball game between Forest City High School and Eagle Grove High School was posted to Facebook last night. It contains controversial commentary by an announcer and producer. The video clip is from a longer online broadcast of the Nov. 28th game, with audio provided by KIOW-FM in Forest City.

According to KIMT the commentary in the video is between Orin Harris and a producer. Harris is a longtime announcer for Forest City Athletics.

The two make several comments about the minorities of some of the Eagle Grove players, discussing the “Espanol people in Eagle Grove.”

Harris also says, “As Trump would say, go back where they came from.”

KIOW issued a statement Monday about the incident. In it the station does not name the employees but condemns the comments.

“These comments were deplorable, and the staff and management of KIOW in no way condones or supports these comments.”

The statement goes on to reveal both employees have been fired. You can read the entire statement from the radio station here.

This is absolutely appalling!! This is why our country is failing!! How dare them talk about our Eagle Grove kids like this!! Shame on them!! SHARE!!!

Opslået af Betty Jo Willard på 3. december 2017